"As for software do you think they buy it per piece? Hardly I should think. The best deal would be a large volume buy. What happens when the newest software hits? If they projected well they discount the small amount that's left. If not, they'll have a large amount to stick somewhere. "Actually, they do sell some (perhaps not ALL of it) essentially by the piece- they have a license agreement and pay a negotiated amount per copy SOLD. They do NOT buy copies to keep in inventory like a CompUSA. Perhaps if the initial poster could name this "old" software, I could give you more detail. "Somewhere along the line Dell will have to eat older version boards, monitors and software in some way. Otherwise they will force their vendors out of business."Not true. Dell is the big dog. If vendors want to supply Dell, they play by DELL's rules. Sometimes that means the VENDOR eats costs (which they sometimes complain about)- which is why Dell only works with financially stable companies (no small time operators)."I think Commmodore64, you are being overly naive and are being misled by Dell's PR department."I don't get ANY information from Dell's PR department (what good would that do). I gave a reference earlier which describes the Dell system. There are plenty of others you can find yourself. These are NOT from Dell, but by third party sources.BTW, the links I provided earlier still work, and the systems offered to the US Virgin Islands are STILL the SAME (including monitors and software) as those offered in the USA (feel free to actually LOOK before you spout/flame).jb
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